Soulpepper Theatre Company presents Ravi Jain's autobiographical play about arranged marriage. More…
Soulpepper resident artist Ravi Jain shares the stage with his real-life non-actor mother, Asha, as they tell their respective sides of her attempt to arrange his marriage. Presented in association with Why Not Theatre. Part of the Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival.
See it if you enjoy fresh new comedies with an excellent script and unconventional actors. Such a treat! We couldn't stop laughing.
Don't see it if You need pomp and a big production.
See it if You are a first generation American and know the struggles of dealing with parents from a different culture
Don't see it if You prefer a full cast and show rather than a casual conversation between a mother and son
See it if you like hearing amusing dialogue about getting married from a traditional Indian mother and a modern-minded son that makes you LOL!!!
Don't see it if you don't find conversations about intergenerational issues within families interesting!
See it if you want to see something semi-spontaneously performed; enjoy being a part of the show
Don't see it if you want scripted and professional only acting; don't care to learn about other cultural experiences
See it if you want to see an endearing show about the relationship between a mother and son. The authentic camaraderie between them fills the theater.
Don't see it if you don't like shows that consist of the actors narrating a story, or if you have difficulty understanding foreign accents.
See it if you want to laugh and have a good time. It was funny, charming and engaging throughout
Don't see it if you're not interested in a true tale of arranged marriage in India
See it if You have any interest in cultural clashes between mother and son. This delightful duo banters for the entire show and its really hilarious.
Don't see it if You have no heart or interest in Indian culture. Its a sweet discourse - not a play in the usual sense - and its very charming and funny. Go
See it if you want to be drawn into 'real' dramatization of a families multicultural, multigenerational story.
Don't see it if You want fancy sets, a typical story line
See it if You like to explore other cultures, or even just a typical mom and son relationship. If you want more reality than typical storytelling.
Don't see it if If a stand up comedy set up does not interest you.
See it if You like the most absorbing, heart-warming, honest and passionate performances in NY today by two surprising performers, a mother and son;
Don't see it if You want shallow, boring, insignificant, predictible shows!
See it if You want to laugh for an hour and a half straight (with a few heartwarming moments here and there too) because of a hilarious mother/son duo
Don't see it if You dislike indian culture and possible accents
See it if you want a light, heartwarming, true comedy that will let you forget about the stress of the outside world for a while.
Don't see it if you need more action than two people telling you a great story. If you dislike plays based on truth.
See it if Delightfully engrossing. Must see if you are of a certain age, have unmarried children, any familiarity/friends or connectionto India.Or not
Don't see it if It is a light comedy, with actors hamming it up, good as they are. Dont see it if you have low tolerance for light comedy, ethnic in-jokes
See it if You like two person conversation between grown son and mom, Indian Canadian culture
Don't see it if You don't like to listen to two people having a fun and interesting conversation, mom and son
See it if you want to feel touched and spoken to and charmed and warm and fuzzy. you want to see a spin on family drama. you like snacks.
Don't see it if you have no soul, you don't like snacks.
See it if you enjoy seeing a simple but funny and heartwarming conversation about generational culture clash
Don't see it if you are looking for something with more drama and action
See it if You want a good laugh and are open to a completely different style of performance told from the heart with chai and samosas
Don't see it if Aren't open minded to other cultures
See it if you enjoy family stories, and particularly if your family's culture has a tradition of arranged marriages or if you know a bit about it.
Don't see it if you're looking for a big production - this is more like a one-man show, but in this case a man and his mom sharing a bit of family history.
See it if You're in the mood for a thoroughly charming evening of storytelling
Don't see it if You're looking for something more substantial
See it if You want to see a charming story of a cultural clash between a son and his non actor mother.
Don't see it if You prefer bigger stories or big production values. It's decidedly modest in scope.